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  1. At their August 2021 meeting, the Bird Strike Committee USA presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Carla Dove in appreciation of her contribution to the bird strike community. BSC created the award in 1992 and only seven people have since received the honor. Carla’s accomplishments over over her career include over 40 peer reviewed publications, countless professional documents and reports, and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. In addition, she and her colleagues have established the Smithsonian Feather Identification Lab as a world-renowned resource for bird strikes and ornithology. The inscription on the award reads "For your incomparable commitment benefitting U.S. and International aviation safety. Your expertise and exceptional leadership of the Feather Identification Laboratory have provided the foundation for an unparalleled investigative science that will continue to benefit the world's civil / military aviation and wildlife alike."
  2. Here’s a sample of grants listed in our funding database with due dates in October or November. Want to see more? Check out the database at https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/. Please feel free to add new grants that you find, and if you notice a broken link or outdated information in our database, please let me know. As always, happy grant writing.
  3. Here’s a sample of grants listed in our funding database with due dates in August or September. Bald Eagle Grant - $5,000-$20,000 - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/bald-eagle-grant-r185/ Blake-Nuttall Fund - $1,000-$5,000 - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/blake-nuttall-fund-grant-r187/ Francois Vuilleumier Fund - $500-$1,000 (Caribbean, SA, CA) - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/francois-vuilleumier-fund-r138/ Gale Monson Research Grant – up to $2000 (Arizona) - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/gale-monson-research-grant-r99/ Helen G. and All D. Cruickshank Education Award - TBD (Florida) - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/helen-g-and-allan-d-cruickshank-education-award-r81/ Western Bird Banding Association Grants - $1,000 - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/western-bird-banding-association-grants-r180/ Want to see more? Check out the database at https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/. Please feel free to add new grants that you find, and if you notice a broken link or outdated information in our database, please let me know. As always, happy grant writing.
  4. Need a little cash for your research? Here’s a sample of the grants listed in the OE funding database that typically have summer applications. Search the database yourself to find more opportunities. Association for the Study of Animal Behavior https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/asab-research-grant-r269/ Birds Queensland Research Grant https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/birds-queensland-research-grant-r172/ British Columbia Field Ornithologists Research Grants https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/british-columbia-field-ornithologists-research-grants-r281/ RRF Dean Amadon Grant https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/dean-amadon-grant-r33/ AFO E. Alexander Bergrstrom Memorial Research Award https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/e-alexander-bergstrom-memorial-research-award-r230/ International Wild Waterfowl Association Grants https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/iwwa-project-grants-r286/ Leslie E. Tassell Avicultural Foundation https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/leslie-e-tassell-avicultural-foundation-r221/ Neotropical Bird Club Conservation Fund Awards https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/nbc-conservation-fund-r139/ Waterbirds Society Nisbet Research Award https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/nisbet-research-award-r29/ Western Bird Banding Association Grants https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/western-bird-banding-association-grants-r180/ Know of a grant that is not listed in the database, add it yourself or send me the information. And as always, happy grant writing.
  5. For more information on a particular job, you should contact the employer directly.
  6. Here’s a sample of grants and awards due in the October, November, and December. Check out of our database for more. ABA Awards (various); https://www.aba.org/aba-awards/ Angus Gavin Migratory Bird Research Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/angus-gavin-migratory-bird-research-grant-r203/ Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Research Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/asab-research-grant-r269/ Dr. Bruce D.J. Batt Fellowship in Waterfowl Conservation; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/dr-bruce-d-j-batt-fellowship-in-waterfowl-conservation-r218/ Frank M. Chapman Fellowship; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/frank-m-chapman-fellowship-r110/ Jed Burtt Undergraduate Mentoring Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/jed-burtt-undergraduate-mentoring-grants-r6/ Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/neotropical-migratory-bird-conservation-act-grant-r233/ Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/field-research-grants-r243/ Libro Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/liber-ero-postdoctoral-fellowship-r193/ If you find any errors or dead links in the database, please let me know. Thanks, and happy grant writing.
  7. You might want to check out the funding database on this website. I update it fairly regularly.
  8. Here are some grants with deadlines in August. Search our database to find more grants in with upcoming due dates. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ STRI Earl S. Tupper post-doctoral fellowship, $50,400 +$16,000 annually for 3 years https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/earl-s-tupper-postdoctoral-fellowship-r242/ Heredity foundation field-work grant (genetics research), £1,500 https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/heredity-fieldwork-grant-r278/ Neotropical Grassland Conservancy Student Grant, $1,000 https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/neotropical-grassland-conservancy-grant-program-r211/ Oregon Wildlife Foundation grant for organizations and individuals, up to $5,000 https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/oregon-wildlife-foundation-grant-r282/ Make sure to check with individual sponsors to see if or how the current COVID-19 situation might affect the availability of funds this year. Good luck, and happy grant writing.
  9. POSITION: Postdoctoral Scientist SALARY: $60,000/year or more commensurate with experience, plus benefits EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 18 months (with possibility of extension pending funding) APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2020 or until filled LOCATION: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington START DATE: Summer 2020 SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: We anticipate hiring a postdoctoral scientist to (1) develop hierarchical distance sampling models for pinniped populations in the Salish Sea (including Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca), and (2) estimate detectability for aerial surveys of overwintering sea ducks in the same region. The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with scientists and managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in addition to the principal investigators, Drs. Beth Gardner and Sarah Converse, at University of Washington. The postdoctoral scientist will lead all aspects of the project on a day-to-day basis. Multiple boat and aerial surveys for marine birds and mammals occur throughout the year in the Salish Sea. One part of this position will focus on developing hierarchical models for pinniped populations based on 3 different surveys running from around 2000 - present. If possible, the work would also incorporate telemetry data into the models to account for availability. The main objective is to evaluate potential hot and cold spots in relative density of pinnipeds for use in spatial planning and management. A second part of this position will focus on addressing survey design questions to improve sea duck monitoring in a long running aerial survey in the Salish Sea. The work will focus on analysis of data from plane-mounted cameras deployed during aerial surveys, with the goal of estimating detectability of sea ducks in winter surveys and integrating these estimates into the analysis of sea duck survey data. Aerial survey data are critical for estimating abundance and for investigating recent negative population trends in hunted sea ducks. MINIUMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or related field, with a focus on quantitative methods. 2. Experience with distance sampling, study design, or hierarchical models. 3. Demonstrated proficiency with R and excellent programming skills. 4. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 5. Excellent written and personal communication skills. 6. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and the ability to meet deadlines. DESIRED ABILITIES: Competitive candidates will have a strong background in development of hierarchical models for analysis of demographic data and will have experience with statistical models designed to account for imperfect detectability in large surveys. Desirable skills and abilities include: experience with marine ecology, Bayesian analysis, spatial data in R or GIS, and working with management agencies. TO APPLY: Applicants should email (in a single pdf document): (1) a letter describing background and interests âÂEURÂ" the letter should address specifically how the applicant meets both the minimum requirements and the desired abilities, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a technical writing sample, and (4) the names and contact information (phone, email, address) for 3 references to Beth Gardner (bg43@uw.edu). For further information, contact: Beth Gardner (bg43@uw.edu, 206-685-9995, depts.washington.edu/sefsqel) or Sarah Converse (sconver@uw.edu, 206-221-5791, depts.washington.edu/qcons).
  10. Applied Quantitative Landscape Ecologist - Mammals or Birds Assistant Unit Leader -- US Geological Survey AZCFWRU Assistant Professor -- School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Arizona (UA) wish to hire an Assistant Unit Leader in the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (AZCFWRU). This is a year around (12‐month) permanent Federal position with the USGS at the AZCFWRU in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, UA (starting at the GS‐12 level). The Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program was established in 1935 to facilitate cooperation between the Department of the Interior, land grant universities, the Wildlife Management Institute, and state natural resource agencies to conduct research and graduate education related to ecosystems, and fish, wildlife, and their habitats that are of interest to the university and state and federal agencies. Unit scientists have full faculty appointments at UA. The UA, located in Tucson, provides world class research and teaching opportunities, and offers natural resource professionals close access to a wide variety of ecosystems including lowland deserts, riparian systems, grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, juniper-pinyon forests, spruce-fir forests, and mountain-top tundra. Responsibilities: The Assistant Unit Leader plans, conducts, and directs research and graduate training; develops an extramurally funded research program; fosters a productive relationship with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, UA, and federal natural resource agencies; prepares scientific reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals and for presentation to scientific and conservation organizations; acts as an advisor to graduate students; and teaches one graduate level course per year in the area of his/her expertise. Experience: Applicants should be experienced in the study of applied landscape ecology of mammals or birds as it applies to management of natural resources. Experience and strong interests in the quantitative aspects of applied landscape ecology and resource management are required, such as spatial modelling of ecological interactions, resources and habitats; population and community ecology and modeling; experimental and sampling design; computer intensive methods; and Bayesian and frequentist statistics. Skills could be applied toward determining the most effective corridors and options for species across landscapes, including urban interfaces, international boundaries, sky-island systems, and suitable habitat; or ability to model populations and future responses to threats in realistic, applied scenarios. Extensive field work in management situations with mammals or birds is also important. Ability to teach a graduate-level class on some aspect of applied statistics or to assist graduate students in research design and analysis is a plus. Landscape ecologists with interest in climate change, predator-prey dynamics, urbanization, invasive species, fire ecology are encouraged. Successful applicant must possess outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people, from agency professionals, academics, students, and laypersons. Researchers who have worked for or who have collaborated extensively with state or federal natural resource agencies are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate’s area of expertise should complement existing strengths in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment that include, but are not limited to fisheries science, wildlife science, landscape ecology, remote sensing, natural resource management, population and community ecology, hydrology, riparian/watershed ecology and management, range management, population genetics, environmental assessment and monitoring, geographic information systems, community-based management, and invasion biology. We are interested in candidates who can prosper within a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of physical, biological, and social scientists. Qualifications: Education: Ph.D. in wildlife science, fisheries science, ecology, natural resource statistics or other field related to the disciplines mentioned under responsibilities. Other: Publication and grant record commensurate with experience; demonstrated ability to develop a productive research program involving academic and agency collaborators; demonstrated ability to understand needs of state and federal cooperators; potential for excellence in mentoring graduate students and training future researchers and managers; and demonstrated willingness to provide technical assistance with wildlife management, experimental design and data analysis. The position is available for application electronically through USAJOBS until June 18, 2020. The DEU link is for the public. The MP link is for federal employees and other eligible groups listed in announcement. DEU - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568595600 MP - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568595300 Interested applicants with questions may contact Scott Bonar (sbonar@ag.arizona.edu). The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer Sincerely, John L. Koprowski, Professor and Director Wildlife Conservation and Management School of Natural Resources & the Environment ENR2 N333 1064 E. Lowell Street PO Box 210137 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 USA Email: squirrel@ag.arizona.edu Phone: +1 (520) 626-5895 Web: www.ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John Koprowski
  11. Got a little free time on your hands, here’s a quick preview of grants with deadlines listed in June and July: Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Grants, up to to £10,000, available to anyone with a Ph.D., https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/asab-research-grant-r269/ British Columbia Field Ornithologists Research Grants, up to $2,000, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/british-columbia-field-ornithologists-research-grants-r281/ Club300 Bird Protection Grants, up to $5,000, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/club-300-grant-r42/ AFO Bergstrom Research Award, up to $1,500, July applications only available to Latin American applicants, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/e-alexander-bergstrom-memorial-research-award-r230/ Leslie Brown Memorial Grant (RRF), up to $2,500 + waived page charges, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/leslie-brown-memorial-grant-r32/ Search our database to find more grants in with upcoming due dates. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ Make sure to check with individual sponsors to see if or how the current COVID-19 situation might affect the availability of funds this year. Good luck, and happy grant writing.
  12. Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Forestry and Environmental Conservation Location: Clemson, SC (Remote work available) Open Date: Apr 15, 2020 Description The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation seeks a Wildlife and Fisheries Resources professor with expertise in wildlife biology and management. The position is a 100% teaching position. Teaching responsibilities will include eight online graduate level wildlife biology/ecology courses (four in the Fall and four in the Spring) from the subject matter list below. This is a 9-month non-tenure track, time limited position. There will be opportunities to earn summer salary by teaching additional courses during the Summer semester. The main campus of Clemson University is located in Clemson, South Carolina. The successful candidate may work remotely but must be willing to travel to Clemson occasionally. The lecturer position will teach courses associated with the departmentâÂEURÂ(tm)s Online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program (https://www.clemson.edu/online/programs/mwfr.html). The Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources degree program (non-thesis) is for students with experience in natural resources who wish to enhance their professional degree skills. Enrolled students in this online degree program come from a diversity of backgrounds and include federal and state agency wildlife and fisheries employees, educators who wish to increase their knowledge about wildlife and fisheries biology, private industry professionals, and individuals with a variety of other natural resource backgrounds. The program is delivered in a fully online format, allowing courses to be available 24/7. The Online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program is particularly interested in growing its course offerings in the following subject areas: mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, entomology, genetics, wildlife nutrition, wildlife disease, botany, and plant sciences vertebrate biology/zoology/ecology, invertebrate biology/zoology/ecology, and evolutionary biology. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they can develop and teach courses in several of the subject areas listed above. In addition to the core subject areas above, the candidate will be expected to develop and teach at least one course in the area of wildlife and fisheries policy, administration, law, or grant writing. Participation in department/college/university committees and other appropriate service activities are expected. Qualifications The successful candidate should have experience teaching at the university level, and be comfortable delivering content through an online platform. Candidates should have an earned doctorate by May 2020, in Wildlife Biology/Ecology/Management or a closely allied field. Experience with course development, management, and innovative pedagogical strategies that can be applied to online course delivery is desired, as is previous teaching experience at the graduate-level. Candidates should also have a commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion. Application Instructions Application deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is Fall 2020. Application Procedure: Please submit the following via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/75681 (1) a letter of interest with applicantâÂEURÂ(tm)s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a two-page document of candidateâÂEURÂ(tm)s teaching philosophy; (4) unofficial transcript from all academic institutions attended; and (5) a Curriculum Vitae. Position related questions may be directed to search committee co-chairs: Althea Hagan, Director of the Online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department (shotali@clemson.edu ) Troy Farmer, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department (tmfarme@clemson.edu) Application Process This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Apply Now Powered by Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
  13. Here are some grants from our database with due dates in April and May. Birds Caribbean Travel Award, Meeting Attendance, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/birdscaribbean-travel-award-r202/ British Columbia Field Ornithologists Grants, up to $2000, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/british-columbia-field-ornithologists-research-grants-r281/ Kenneth H. Husmann Memorial Scholarship (South Dakota Ornithologists' Union), $800, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/kenneth-h-husmann-memorial-scholarship-r90/ Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society Small Grants for Field Studies, up to $550, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/small-grants-for-field-study-projects-r288/ For more grants, visit https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/. If you happen to find one with a broken link or inaccurate information, please let me know. Organizations update their funding opportunities and their websites all the time. I try to keep up with the changes, but I don't get them all. As always, happy grant writing.
  14. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student attending South Dakota State University, majoring in natural or biological science, with an interest in the environment. Application is through the Department of Natural Sciences at SDSU.
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